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Signature Paraguay: The Missions and the Chaco

12 days from £3,746pp

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Signature Paraguay: The Missions and the Chaco

12 days from £3,746pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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Ask most people where Paraguay is, and not that many will be able to point to this shyly land-locked country on a map. And most of them won’t know anyone who has been there. But that isn’t a reason not to go: what was in living memory merely a despotically-run, underdeveloped republic is now an optimistic place with a creative, youthful population and a commitment to restoring the attractions of the Spanish colonial era in its quirky riverside capital, Asuncion.

In addition, in the bird-filled wetlands, saltpans, lagoons and thorn forests of the Chaco Paraguay hosts some of the most remote wildlife wilderness on the continent and a stunning clutch of well tended ruins of once glorious Jesuit missions, which are also found over the border in Brazil and Argentina. For history, culture, the arts and nature, this comprehensive holiday will satisfy all the curiosity of the visitor who wants to go beyond the most popular destinations.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

City tour of Asunción.

Day 2

Visit Sapucai railway museum.

Day 3

Drive through the Chaco wilderness of pastures, wetlands and thorn forests.

Day 4

Safari tour of the salt lakes and cactus forests of the Chaco.

Day 5

Visit Filadelfia's Mennonite museum. Return to Asuncion.

Day 6

Visit historic towns on the Ruta Jesuita.

Day 7

Visit the Jesuit Missions ruins of Trinidad and Jesus.

Day 8

Explore the San Ignacio Mini Mission in Argentina. Continue to Iguazu.

Day 9

Stay at a rainforest ecolodge close to Iguazu.

Day 10

Explore the bird-filled tropical rainforest on a private reserve.

Day 11

Explore the Iguazú Falls at leisure.

Day 12

Further discovery of the Falls. Transfer to airport for connections to international flight.

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What our experts say

A country of remarkable contrasts, this holiday to Paraguay is perfectly suited to history, wildlife and culture buffs alike. This, often overlooked, country is small, landlocked but full of charm and juxtaposed landscapes. What I love about this trip is the opportunity to learn about the history of this charming country, not just on the guided excursions we’ve planned in, but just by simply walking around the city of Asuncion, absorbing the history the Jesuit mission ruins or strolling the railway village. This is also a great holiday for birders, a visit to Campo Maria will not disappoint.


David Nichols

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